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Register Update – USA – week to 17 July 2016

Register Update – USA – week to 17 July 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are monthly, although some are less… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Jul-16

Bell secures letter of intent from Bolivian 505 purchaser

Bell secures letter of intent from Bolivian 505 purchaser

Bell announced it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Mr. Rodrigo Gutíerrez for a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. The aircraft will be used for personal corporate transport. The agreement was signed in Bolivia by Mr. Gutíerrez who owns and operates two large cattle ranches, five sugar cane farms and a sugar mill…. Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Jul-16

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Pratt and Whitney Canada congratulates Airbus on 20 years of EC135

Pratt and Whitney Canada congratulates Airbus on 20 years of EC135

In June of 1996, Airbus Helicopters opened a new chapter in the helicopter aviation industry when the now iconic H135 aircraft entered into service. From its inception, the H135 played a tremendous role in the development and growth of a number of critical applications, including Emergency Medical Services and Law Enforcement. The majority of H135… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 15-Jul-16

Call for AHS Nikolsky Nomination

Call for AHS Nikolsky Nomination

The Nikolsky Lectureship is bestowed upon an individual who has a highly distinguished career in vertical flight aircraft research and development, and is skilled at communicating his or her technical knowledge and experience. The selected lecturer will give the one hour plenary presentation to the 73rd Annual Forum & Technology Display in Fort Worth, Texas… Read more »

Source: AHS, 15-Jul-16

RUAG Aviation appointed Bell 429 CSF in Switzerland

RUAG Aviation appointed Bell 429 CSF in Switzerland

This latest Customer Service Facility agreement reconfirms RUAG Aviation’s participation in the Bell global network and marks an important milestone for the aviation company. “Becoming an Authorised Customer Service Facility is an important step towards strengthening our helicopter service portfolio in Europe. We look forward to continue working closely with Bell and supporting our European… Read more »

Source: Ruag, 14-Jul-16

Pokemon Go craze raises helipad safety concerns

Pokemon Go craze raises helipad safety concerns

The latest smartphone game craze Pokémon Go has raised safety concerns at some hospital helipads – but is it justified?  The game, which sees users chasing game characters in real life, is a clever mix between a game and a smartphone real-life mapping application. The Pokémon characters show up seemingly at random, encouraging users to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Jul-16

Queen opens East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge

Queen opens East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge

Her Majesty the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh visited the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). During the visit, Her Majesty opened the Charity’s new operating base, the Egerton-Smith Centre, which is sited at Cambridge Airport. The Royal party arrived at 11:20 am and were met by the Lord Lieutenant Sir Hugh Duberly and… Read more »

Source: EAAA, 14-Jul-16

Sikorsky opens spares base in Australia with next base pencilled for UK

Sikorsky opens spares base in Australia with next base pencilled for UK

Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) today announced the opening of a Forward Stocking Location in Brisbane, Australia, at the Sikorsky Helitech facility (photo below). The announcement was made at the Farnborough International Air Show.  The in-country warehousing of spare parts provides Australian S-76® and S-92® commercial helicopter operators quicker access to materials and… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Jul-16

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FlightSafety to offer NVG training on simulators

FlightSafety to offer NVG training on simulators

FlightSafety International announces that it will offer Part 142 approved Night Vision Goggle training using Level D qualified simulators in Dallas. The courses provide in-depth instruction on the equipment and focus on the efficient and effective use of the goggles through scenario based and mission specific exercises. The FAA-approved course for the Airbus Helicopters H135… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 14-Jul-16

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Tata Advanced Systems to collaborate with Bell

Tata Advanced Systems to collaborate with Bell

Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) and Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT) company have signed an agreement to work together in support of India’s aviation and defense modernisation initiatives with an emphasis on ‘Make in India’. Under this agreement TASL and Bell Helicopter will join forces to develop both commercial and government (including military) rotary… Read more »

Source: Tata, 14-Jul-16

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Metro Aviation delivers first EC145e to Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta

Metro Aviation delivers first EC145e to Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Children’s) flies more than 30,000 miles annually in Georgia’s only dedicated pediatric helicopter. They recently updated their capabilities with the world’s first EC145e, completed by Metro Aviation. The EC145e retains the power, performance and reliability of the legacy EC145, but with a useful load of up to 300 pounds more than… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 14-Jul-16

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Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services receives second H130

Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services receives second H130

Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services Limited (rbhsl) has received its second H130 on 21 June, after the first has entered the Kingdom end of October last year. The new helicopter will join the first to perform similar missions. Similar to the first H130, the second helicopter comes equipped with additional optional equipment such as an integrated… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 14-Jul-16

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Sikorsky recognises British SAR program

Sikorsky recognises British SAR program

Sikorsky recognized Bristow Helicopters Limited and the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency today at the 2016 Farnborough Air Show for excellence in lifesaving achievement with the S-92®helicopter. Bristow Helicopters Limited is an affiliate of Bristow Group Inc. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT). Bristow Helicopters currently operates 14 S-92 helicopters on behalf of… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Jul-16

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SESAR calls for project to integrate drones into civil airspace

SESAR calls for project to integrate drones into civil airspace

The SESAR Joint Undertaking has launched a call for exploratory research projects on the integration of drones into civil airspace within the framework of the SESAR 2020 research and innovation programme. Specifically, the call aims to stimulate initial solutions for drone traffic management, supporting the sharing of airspace between manned and unmanned systems. A total… Read more »

Source: SESAR, 13-Jul-16

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First two R44 Cadet deliveries go to Australia

First two R44 Cadet deliveries go to Australia

Following the prototype – serial 30001 – Australian Robinson distributor Heliflite has taken delivery of the next two aircraft off the production line – unsurprisingly 30002 and 30003 – and they are now on local registrations in that country. Given the FAA type approval was issued on May 6th, it surprises the HeliHub.com team that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jul-16

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Register Update – USA – week to 10 July 2016

Register Update – USA – week to 10 July 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are monthly, although some are less… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jul-16

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Aerospace Association Picks Indiana for Conference

Aerospace Association Picks Indiana for Conference

Today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow (FIA), the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) announced plans to host its Supplier Management Council conference in Indianapolis in the spring of 2018. Presented in partnership with Rolls-Royce and the state of Indiana, the conference will attract industry leaders and showcase Indiana’s growing aerospace and aviation industry. “Aerospace has taken flight in Indiana,” said Governor… Read more »

Source: Indiana, 12-Jul-16

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Australian EMS operator renames – CareFlight becomes LifeFlight

Australian EMS operator renames – CareFlight becomes LifeFlight

A new era in Australian aeromedical care was ushered in this morning with CareFlight changing its name to LifeFlight. LifeFlight Chairman Rob Borbidge made the announcement in Brisbane and said the change of name reflected the growth and renewal phase which the company was undergoing. Mr Borbidge said all organisations changed and evolved and the… Read more »

Source: LifeFlight, 12-Jul-16

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Able Opens Full-Service Maintenance Center

Able Opens Full-Service Maintenance Center

Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has completed a significant expansion with the opening of the Able Maintenance Center (AMC). The AMC grows Able’s industry presence with a full suite of rotorcraft airframe services including maintenance, inspections, airframe repair, avionics upgrades and paint. Combined with Able’s already world-leading, on-site MRO and parts… Read more »

Source: Able, 12-Jul-16

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Sikorsky and Bristow sign 10-Year S-92 support deal

Sikorsky and Bristow sign 10-Year S-92 support deal

Sikorsky and Bristow Helicopters today signed a 10-year agreement providing Bristow’s S-92® fleet with extended support for its aftermarket material needs. Sikorsky’s Total Assurance Program provides Bristow continued aftermarket support to operate its S-92 fleet within a known budget, reducing the risk of unplanned costs. The contract was signed in a ceremony at the 2016… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Jul-16

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South Beach Helicopters adds AS350B2 to fleet of Robinsons

South Beach Helicopters adds AS350B2 to fleet of Robinsons

South Beach Helicopters has acquired a 1987-build Airbus Helicopters AS350 B2 AStar helicopter that will be used in the company’s growing tourism and charter flights business. “This is a progression of our business that will allow us to better meet the needs of our VIP clients,” said Lisa Landsman, President, pilot and owner of the… Read more »

Source: South Beach Helicopters, 12-Jul-16

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Waypoint confirmed as lessor of VNH South AW189

Waypoint confirmed as lessor of VNH South AW189

The following press release from Waypoint follows this story from VNH South which we ran last week Waypoint Leasing announced that it has closed a lease agreement with Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (“VNH South”), for one AW189 helicopter, which will support Premier Oil offshore operations from Vung Tau, Vietnam. Philip Stransky, Waypoint’s Vice President, Sales… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Jul-16

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Chicago Helicopter Experience adds EC130

Chicago Helicopter Experience adds EC130

Chicago Helicopter Experience (CHE) has taken delivery of an EC130 from Airbus Helicopters, where it was previously a demonstrator aircraft.  The 2004-build helicopter currently remains in the white and dark blue Airbus house colours.  With this acquisition, CHE becomes the first helicopter tour provider in Chicago to incorporate the Airbus Helicopters aircraft into its fleet…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Jul-16

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Airbus delivers first VIP version of the H175

Airbus delivers first VIP version of the H175

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first VIP version of the H175, the company’s new medium class twin-engine helicopter, which entered service in 2014 for offshore transportation. Combining unparalleled elements of style and comfort with the largest cabin in its class, the VIP version of the H175 offers a superior level of cabin interior provided by… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 12-Jul-16

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Sikorsky and Babcock Sign 10-Year S-92 Support Agreement

Sikorsky and Babcock Sign 10-Year S-92 Support Agreement

Sikorsky and Babcock Mission Critical Services Ltd. today signed a 10-year agreement providing Babcock’s S-92® helicopter fleet with extended support for its aftermarket material needs. Sikorsky’s Total Assurance Program provides Babcock continued aftermarket support to operate its S-92 fleet within a known budget, reducing the risk of unplanned costs. Babcock MCS Ltd. is a division… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Jul-16

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ASU appoints new marketing coordinator

ASU appoints new marketing coordinator

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) Inc., announced today that the company has hired Sarah Pokorney as the new marketing coordinator. In her new role, Pokorney will manage marketing and communication for every division of ASU including sales, training, goggle service and repair and new product development. Pokorney graduated from Boise State University with a degree in… Read more »

Source: ASU, 12-Jul-16

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Safran Helicopter Engines to form Indian JV with HAL

Safran Helicopter Engines to form Indian JV with HAL

Safran Helicopter Engines and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) have agreed to establish, in India, a support centre for national and international rotorcraft customers. The joint venture will be opened in the coming months. This new centre will provide maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services for Safran TM333 and HAL Shakti engines installed on HAL-built helicopters…. Read more »

Source: Safran, 12-Jul-16

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Leonardo celebrates delivery of 50th AW139 to Japan

Leonardo celebrates delivery of 50th AW139 to Japan

Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace of Japan are celebrating at Farnborough Air Show 2016 today the imminent delivery of the 50th AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter to Japan. The strength of the Leonardo Mitsui Bussan Aerospace partnership and market leading capabilities of the AW139 has seen the aircraft dominate markets that have traditionally been occupied… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 12-Jul-16

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EASA approves first AW169 sim at level D

EASA approves first AW169 sim at level D

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today the first Level D Full Flight Simulator for the new generation AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate helicopter obtained ENAC (Ente Nazionale Aviazione Civile – Italian Civil Aviation Authority) and EASA certification on June 30th. Based at the Leonardo Training Academy in Sesto Calende, Italy, the new simulator will be used to deliver advance… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 12-Jul-16

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LifeFlight of Maine orders three AW109SP GrandNew helicopters

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today the sale of three GrandNew helicopters in EMS configuration to long-time US customer, LifeFlight of Maine. The new helicopters will transition into a mixed fleet of aircraft to deliver advanced in-flight patient care and transport to critically injured patients across the state of Maine. Equipped with a modern, comprehensive EMS interiorfeaturing a… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 12-Jul-16

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EASA approves cabin and cockpit upgrades for S-76D

EASA approves cabin and cockpit upgrades for S-76D

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has completed a second phase of validations for new capabilities and expanded performance of the Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter. Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), made the announcement at the Farnborough International Air Show and expects to make its first delivery to a European VIP customer this year. The… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Jul-16

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Finnish Border Guard picks Wescam imaging system for H215 fleet

Finnish Border Guard picks Wescam imaging system for H215 fleet

L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that its WESCAM division has received an order from the Finnish Border Guard to provide MX™-15 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems for installation on a number of Airbus H215 twin-engine helicopters. The newly equipped H215s will support a variety of missions across Finland, including maritime border patrol and search… Read more »

Source: L-3, 12-Jul-16

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Robinson offers Garmin G500H on R44 Raven II and Cadet

Robinson offers Garmin G500H on R44 Raven II and Cadet

Robinson has announced that the Garmin G500H Avionics Display System is now an option on new R44 Raven II and Cadet helicopters. Already available on the R66 Turbine, the G500H system is a combination Primary Flight Display and Multifunction Display (PFD/MFD) which provides flight instrumentation, moving map navigation, and situational awareness on dual screens. Garmin’s… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 12-Jul-16

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FAA gives TSO approval to Appareo transponder

FAA gives TSO approval to Appareo transponder

Appareo announced today that its Stratus ESG transponder has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Stratus ESG is a panel-mounted 1090 ES transponder that helps aircraft owners meet the 2020 mandate by providing ADS-B Out and built-in WAAS GPS all in one box. With a GPS antenna included in… Read more »

Source: Appareo, 11-Jul-16

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EASA STC for Thommen searchlight on Airbus H135 imminent

EASA STC for Thommen searchlight on Airbus H135 imminent

GVH Aerospace and Thommen Aircraft Equipment AG announce the imminent availability of the EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) on the Airbus Helicopter H135 series for the Thommen HSL-1600 high performance helicopter searchlight with integrated infrared capability. The Thommen HSL-1600 high performance helicopter searchlight is a fully integrated searchlight with self- contained electronics, providing an easy… Read more »

Source: GVH, 11-Jul-16

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Metro Aviation completes first two H135s in USA

Metro Aviation completes first two H135s in USA

Metro Aviation has delivered two Airbus Helicopters H135 (P3) aircraft to California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR), the first of five H135 air medical transport helicopters the operator ordered last year. CALSTAR is the first U.S. customer for this significantly improved and updated variant of the most popular twin-engine helicopter chosen by air medical transport… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 11-Jul-16

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CMC systems selected for Sécurité Civile EC145 upgrades

CMC systems selected for Sécurité Civile EC145 upgrades

Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) is pleased to announce that the CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and CMA-5024 GPS Landing System have been selected by the French Direction générale de l’armement (DGA) and by Airbus Helicopters, to upgrade the Sécurité Civile fleet of EC145 helicopters. The 35 helicopters that will be upgraded are deployed on Sécurité… Read more »

Source: CMC, 11-Jul-16

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Inzpire takes products and services at Farnborough International 2016

Inzpire takes products and services at Farnborough International 2016

Combining technology, innovation and the operational experience of their people, who have served in the UK armed forces around the world, Inzpire, based in Lincoln, UK, will be demonstrating their unique capabilities at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow11-15 July 2016.   Since its inception in 2005 Inzpire has rapidly expanded its customer base by successfully… Read more »

Source: Inzpire, 11-Jul-16

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Augmented reality enables helicopter flight in degraded visual environments

Augmented reality enables helicopter flight in degraded visual environments

Fog, blizzards, gusts of wind – poor weather can often make the operation of rescue helicopters a highly risky business, and sometimes even impossible. A new helmet-mounted display, developed by researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), may in the future be able to help pilots detect hazards at an early stage, even when… Read more »

Source: TUM, 11-Jul-16

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VNH South take delivery of second AW189 on six month lease

VNH South take delivery of second AW189 on six month lease

On July 5th 2016, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) accepted a new AgustaWestland AW189 (serial 49029) at Vungtau airport after a ferry flight from Malaysia. VNH South has signed a lease contract on this helicopter for six months, along with a further option for another six months. This is a brand new helicopter which… Read more »

Source: VNH, 08-Jul-16

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Cotswold launches Guimbal Cabri G2 ground handling trolley

Cotswold launches Guimbal Cabri G2 ground handling trolley

French manufacturer Hèlicoptères Guimbal are believed to be the first helicopter manufacturer to build and market their own ground handling trolley.  Previously, manufacturers have often released the crank-up wheels, but left the trolleys to after-market suppliers. Guimbal has built a four-wheeled trolley with a lithium-battery powered lifting mechanism, with the intention it is pulled by… Read more »

Source: Cotswold, 08-Jul-16

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Ukrainian Helicopters picks Becker digital ICS

Ukrainian Helicopters picks Becker digital ICS

Becker Avionics is pleased to announce that Ukrainian Helicopters Aviation Company has signed a contract for the retrofit of their 28 multipurpose Mi-8 MTV-1 medium lift helicopters with the Becker DVCS 6100 Digital Audio System. “We are extremely excited that Ukrainian Helicopters has selected Becker Avionics for its digital communications needs” said Thomas Terschlusen, Director… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 08-Jul-16

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AAMS replies to HEMS regulation criticism

AAMS replies to HEMS regulation criticism

In the words of the late Yogi Berra, “it seems like deja vu, all over again.” In an article entitled, “Medicare Can Actually Push HEMS To Rationality,” the author repeats many of the assertions that have divided the air medical community for years, while not offering any proof to substantiate them. The author claims the… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 08-Jul-16

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FAA Policy Helps Modernize GA helicopters and airplanes

FAA Policy Helps Modernize GA helicopters and airplanes

A new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy encourages general aviation aircraft owners to voluntary install safety equipment on airplanes and helicopters that is not required by the agency’s regulations. It will reduce costs and streamline the installation ofNon-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment (NORSEE) into the general aviation fleet. The policy is the result of indutsry and… Read more »

Source: FAA, 08-Jul-16

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See Shimco at the Farnborough International Airshow

See Shimco at the Farnborough International Airshow

Planning to attend next week’s Farnborough Air Show (www.farnborough.com), the world’s leading event for the aviation, aerospace and related industries? Shimco is one of 18 companies exhibiting in the Ontario booth (hall 4/E90), organized by the Ontario Government, in partnership with the Ontario Aerospace Council. Representing Shimco’s precision parts and gap-management solutions at the show… Read more »

Source: Shimco, 08-Jul-16

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Register Update – Norway – June 2016

Register Update – Norway – June 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jul-16

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Register Update – Norway – May 2016

Register Update – Norway – May 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jul-16

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Bell 525 program on hold after fatal prototype accident

Bell 525 program on hold after fatal prototype accident

The Bell 525 Relentless program sadly suffered a fatal accident on a test flight yesterday, with two fatalaties.  The subject helicopter – the orange prototype seen in the image here – was on a flight out of Bell’s XworX facility near Arlington.  The accident happened near the town of Italy in Ellis County and not… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jul-16

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Helinet makes three key appointments

Helinet makes three key appointments

Helinet Aviation Services today announced the appointments of Jim Adams, Arnold Kleiner and Thomas Norton to its board of directors. Helinet is the leading provider of airborne surveillance solutions, patient and organ transport and news coverage helicopters and pilots, as well as the largest, most respected charter service on the West Coast. The three directors… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 07-Jul-16

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Kaman announces release date for 2016 Q2 earnings

Kaman announces release date for 2016 Q2 earnings

Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that it will report its second quarter 2016 results after the stock market closes on Thursday, July 28, 2016, and host a live webcast and conference call at 8:30am ET on Friday, July 29, 2016. The call will be accessible by telephone within the U.S. at (866) 291-5954 and from… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 07-Jul-16

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AEM appoints Sales Manager

AEM appoints Sales Manager

Avionics Company Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp (AEM) has announced the appointment of Tony Weller as their new Sales Manager. Weller, who started with AEM in April, has been working closely with Ray Lewis (VP), Luc Schingh, Steve Broderick and the world-class sales support team on strategy and continued excellence in customer service. Tony is now… Read more »

Source: AEM, 07-Jul-16

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WAI Scholarships for 2017 Announced

WAI Scholarships for 2017 Announced

As of today’s launch date, WAI is offering 98 scholarships valued at $499,000. Scholarships are available for nearly every interest in aviation and aerospace and include academic scholarships, flight training scholarships, aviation maintenance centered scholarships, advanced flight ratings and type ratings, and a wide variety of other options. The majority of these scholarships will be… Read more »

Source: WAI, 07-Jul-16

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Congressional leaders call on FAA over IBF proposals

Congressional leaders call on FAA over IBF proposals

Engine filtration experts from Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a business unit within Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) will present July 7 at a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) meeting being held to discuss proposed policy changes to the Inlet Barrier Filtration (IBF) certification process for helicopters. The public meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn at Fort Worth Alliance… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 07-Jul-16

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Speakers confirmed for Rotorcraft Technology Summit 2016

Speakers confirmed for Rotorcraft Technology Summit 2016

The Rotorcraft Technology Summit provides a forum for leaders across the rotorcraft industry to gather and learn firsthand from the most forward thinking members of the industry how to best utilize the newest technological innovations in order to surpass their business and operational goals. The 2016 Agenda Includes: Col. Tim Kopra, U.S. Army (Retired), NASA… Read more »

Source: Access, 07-Jul-16

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Air Charter Service wins two year humanitarian contract

Air Charter Service wins two year humanitarian contract

Air Charter Service, has been selected as a supplier for the UK Government’s humanitarian division, the Department for International Development (DFID) for the next two years. Business Development Director, Lloyd Robinson, explains more: “We have had a close relationship with DFID for a number of years and are delighted to be part of the framework… Read more »

Source: ACS, 06-Jul-16

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WAI Launches All-New Member-Friendly Website

WAI Launches All-New Member-Friendly Website

Women in Aviation International today announces the launch of its new, fully-featured website at www.WAI.org. The website has extensive content including information on scholarships, history, events, mentorships, chapter information, and aviation careers. It was designed with the member in mind – to make navigation and information access as simple as possible to WAI’s 12,000 members… Read more »

Source: WAI, 06-Jul-16

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Future of EC225 compounded by HUMS investigation remark

Future of EC225 compounded by HUMS investigation remark

The Chapter 11 insolvency process is a daunting one for companies entering into the procedure, but it can also be a stark reminder to suppliers that the contracts they entered into with debtors can not only be worthless but also leave them with significant additional burdens to consider.  For the CHC Helicopter Group of companies,… Read more »

Source: Allan Blake, 06-Jul-16

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Farnborough – Abaco rugged display computer to be shown on AW189

Farnborough – Abaco rugged display computer to be shown on AW189

Abaco Systems today announced that its customer, Leonardo Helicopters, would be demonstrating its AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter at the Farnborough International Airshow (Farnborough, UK: 11-15 July). The AW189 features Abaco’s DAQMAG2A high performance rugged display computer, which has been integrated by Leonardo into the AW189 helicopter to provide video capture, processing, and transmission. Qualified to DO-160G… Read more »

Source: Abaco, 06-Jul-16

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Cobham poaches CFO from rival QinetiQ

Cobham poaches CFO from rival QinetiQ

Cobham plc is pleased to announce the appointment of David Mellors as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). His starting date is to be confirmed but not expected to be later than 1 January 2017. David is currently CFO of QinetiQ Group plc, the FTSE 250 science and engineering company that operates primarily in the defence, security… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 06-Jul-16

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Maverick Helicopters develops Hawaii tours with rainforest landing option

Maverick Helicopters develops Hawaii tours with rainforest landing option

Maverick Helicopters is now offering Maui’s first-ever air and landing Hana Rainforest Experience. The 75-minute excursion is unlike any other in Hawaii. Maverick Helicopters uses several acres of remote Hana Rainforest landscape, which has been untouched for decades, for guests to experience the authentic beauty of Maui and to promote conservation of the beautiful island…. Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 06-Jul-16

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Bristow announce departure of Chief Administration Officer

Bristow announce departure of Chief Administration Officer

Bristow Group announced that Hilary Ware, Senior Vice President and Chief Administration Officer, has left the company for personal reasons, following a brief leave of absence. Jonathan Baliff, Bristow Group CEO, commented: “Hilary has played an important role in Bristow’s exceptional accomplishments for almost nine years and has developed and managed many of Bristow’s key… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 06-Jul-16

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EASA approves AW189 FIPS Full Ice Protection System

EASA approves AW189 FIPS Full Ice Protection System

In the absence of any official announcement from Leonardo Helicopters, we can confirm that operator Bristow Helicopter has announced the EASA approval of the Full Ice Protection System for the AgustaWestland AW189.  In an SEC filing, they state the following:- On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a Major Change… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jul-16

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CarteNav software upgrade benefits Heliwest

CarteNav software upgrade benefits Heliwest

Completion of a recent software upgrade for Heliwest has led to increased capability allowing the Aviation Services company to fulfill a broader portfolio of missions in Western Australia. Heliwest, one of CarteNav’s earliest customers, saw huge value in keeping their AIMS-HD software updated, and has recently upgraded to version 7.2. This latest version incorporates additional… Read more »

Source: CarteNav, 06-Jul-16

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Corail Hélicoptères takes delivery of new H130

Corail Hélicoptères takes delivery of new H130

Corail Hélicoptères, based in the French island of Reunion in the southern Indian Ocean near Mauritius, has recently taken delivery of a new Airbus H130 helicopter.  In an announcement on the company’s Facebook page the operator features F-OVNI at a handover event at the Airbus factory in Marignane, France. Corail principally operates tourist flights on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jul-16

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Bell announces Farnborough showcase

Bell announces Farnborough showcase

Bell have announced that they will Helicopter will showcase the Bell 407GXP at Farnborough Air Show, which opens next Monday in the UK.  The aircraft was shown this last weekend at Heli UK Expo, and is pending delivery to Topflight Helicopters – an order announced earlier this year at the HAI Heli Expo in Louisville. … Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jul-16

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Bristow Academy Announces 2016 Bill Chiles Scholarship Award

Bristow Academy Announces 2016 Bill Chiles Scholarship Award

Bristow Academy Inc., a division of Bristow Group, today announced that Martin Lorentzen is the 2016 Bill Chiles scholarship award recipient. Bristow’s Scholarship Selection Committee selected Lorentzen based on his skill, financial need and ability to operate at the highest level of Target Zero safety. He has been a full-time student at Bristow Academy since… Read more »

Source: Bristow Academy, 06-Jul-16

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Register Update – Switzerland – June 2016

Register Update – Switzerland – June 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jul-16

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Register Update – Canada – June 2016

Register Update – Canada – June 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 06-Jul-16

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Register Update – Austria – June 2016

Register Update – Austria – June 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jul-16

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Register Update – USA – week to 3 July 2016

Register Update – USA – week to 3 July 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are monthly, although some are less… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jul-16

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FAA plans could kill off Inlet Barrier Filter market

FAA plans could kill off Inlet Barrier Filter market

Thursday this week, 7th July, the FAA is holding a meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, to present proposals for a significant change in how Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) are certified. But there’s a problem. There is no justification for such a move, and it will hurt the industry. An estimated 20,000,000 flight hours have been… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jul-16

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NATA Names New Board of Directors Members and Acting President

NATA Names New Board of Directors Members and Acting President

Last week at its annual Membership Meeting, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announced the reelection of Andy Priester, President and Chief Executive Officer, Priester Aviation in Wheeling, IL, as Chair of the NATA Board of Directors. Greg Schmidt, President and CEO, Pentastar Aviation in Waterford, MI, was elected to serve as Board Vice Chair…. Read more »

Source: NATA, 04-Jul-16

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Police Aviation News – July 2016 Edition

    The July 2016 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 03-Jul-16

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Helicentre Aviation opens Florida Cabri G2 operation

Helicentre Aviation opens Florida Cabri G2 operation

Leading UK-based helicopter training academy Helicentre Aviation has expanded into the USA, opening the first East Coast Cabri G2 operation at Kissimmee Airport in Orlando, Florida. The brand new aircraft was taken for its maiden flight in US airspace last week after being shipped from the Guimbal factory in Marseille, France and re-assembled by engineers… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 03-Jul-16

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Baltimore Gas and Electric Company provides alternate helipad for local hospital

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company provides alternate helipad for local hospital

BGE and the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) have finalized an agreement to utilize BGE’s Spring Gardens Facility in Baltimore as an alternate landing site for medevac helicopters transporting patients to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center / University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). A simulated patient transport, including a test helicopter landing… Read more »

Source: BGE, 02-Jul-16

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